Rob Cardwell


I was born in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida. After graduating from Plant City High School I joined the United States Air Force to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist. But after a couple of years elbow-deep in other people's mouths I decided a career change was in order.

In 1990 I was accepted for cross-training and became a distinguished graduate of the Armed Force's Defense Information School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Air Force immediately shipped me to Osan, South Korea where I did a morning radio show (Good Morning, Osan!) and reported for the Armed Forces Korea Network television news in the afternoon.

In 1991 I was stationed at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida. It was there I left the Air Force and began working for WJHG TV-7 as a reporter and anchor. During my seven years there I rode out hurricanes, covered local and state politics, crime and anchored both the morning and evening newscasts. With an outstanding news team I was proud to win individual and station Associated Press recognition. During that time I also freelanced for Current Affair, CNN, CBS radio, Live with Geraldo Rivera and was the newsman for a local Talk Radio station.

It was also in Panama City Beach that I met and married my beautiful bride Debra. In 2001 we decided to leave the panhandle for the southern charm of Richmond. I now anchor CBS 6 Early Morning and CBS 6 This Morning with Reba Hollingsworth. It was an honor to be the only area news anchor nominated for an Emmy in 2007 and an Emmy winner in 2009.

I'm a member of Ironbridge Baptist Church in Chester, Virginia and I'm involved with a number of annual local events and fund-raisers for state and community organizations. In my spare time I enjoy camping, fishing, golf, spending time with Debra and my son Jacob...and most importantly...cheering for my hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Recent Articles

  • Hanover mom gets 25 years for axe attack on son

    Posted on: 11:58 am, January 23, 2014, by , updated on: 12:12pm, January 23, 2014

    "I love my children. At the time I was thinking I wanted them to be in a better place with me, in heaven," Shepperson told the court.
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  • Should Va. outlaw conversion therapy for gay teens?

    Posted on: 12:55 pm, January 20, 2014, by , updated on: 12:57pm, January 20, 2014

    A proposed bill would ban sexual orientation change efforts by licensed health care professionals.
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  • New flights from Richmond to New York City

    Posted on: 2:02 pm, January 16, 2014, by

    You can start booking flights January 26.
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  • Goochland man dies after late night standoff

    Posted on: 6:35 am, December 10, 2013, by , and , updated on: 07:08pm, December 10, 2013

    Man was threatening his estranged wife and three children with a handgun.
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  • Gov. McDonnell makes last ‘Ask the Govenor’ appearance

    Posted on: 1:33 pm, December 5, 2013, by

    Gov. Bob McDonnell tells listeners on WRVA what he'd like to be remembered for after leaving office.
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  • Ashley Mack won’t be prosecuted for estranged husband’s murder

    Posted on: 11:07 am, December 5, 2013, by , and , updated on: 08:21pm, December 9, 2013

    She is the third of the four suspects not to be convicted in Rusty Mack's death.
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  • 12 people escape South Richmond house fire

    Posted on: 6:48 am, November 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:58pm, November 26, 2013

    Five adults and seven kids escaped the fire.
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  • VDOT fire does nearly $3 million in damage

    Posted on: 12:17 pm, November 23, 2013, by , , and , updated on: 12:02pm, November 26, 2013

    "The building suffered a roof collapse, about three quarters of the building has no roof at this point," Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesperson Lt. Jason Elmore said.
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  • Creigh Deeds released from hospital, tweets

    Posted on: 9:08 am, November 22, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:23pm, November 22, 2013

    "I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal," Deeds tweeted Friday morning. "Your prayers and your friendship are important to me."
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  • Grant to sprout edible rain gardens in Richmond

    Posted on: 1:46 pm, November 21, 2013, by , updated on: 02:01pm, November 21, 2013

    A big grant is helping feed kids, give them job skills, and clean the James River at the same time.
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  • Mom supports son following arrest for father’s murder

    Posted on: 8:40 am, November 18, 2013, by , and , updated on: 06:53am, November 19, 2013

    The mother made the comments following a Henrico court hearing Monday morning.
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  • Should you collect a sample of your newborn’s blood?

    Posted on: 1:03 pm, November 14, 2013, by

    "I think they should just go ahead and do it," one nurse said.
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